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Alice Driver

Alice Driver

Dr. Alice Driver is the author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico and the translator of Abecedario de Juárez, a collaboration between journalist Julián Cardona and artist Alice Leora Briggs that explores and maps the new language of violence in Mexico.  Driver is a columnist at Vela and Al Jazeera English where she writes about activism, human rights, and women’s rights. In 2013, Dr. Driver completed at postdoctoral fellowship at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. While in Mexico, she directed and produced a short documentary about four photojournalists and the ways the dealt with representing violence in one of the most violent cities in the world, Juárez, Mexico.

Alice Driver is a WMC SheSource expert on violence in the media, human rights, immigration policy, and social justice. 

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The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

May 10, 2013

In Juárez, mothers of disappeared and murdered daughters from the last two decades are following in a long tradition of Latin American mothers who have taken to the streets to protest the disappearance of their children. More »

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

November 26, 2012

A UN exhibit and seminar in Vienna marks a day devoted to ending violence against women. Alice Driver, whose photographs are included among the images, explains. More »

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012

The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. More »

The Feminicide Debate

The Feminicide Debate

April 12, 2012

The author, who has been researching feminicide for the past three years, explores how language—the use of a term—can affect resources and state policies in fighting violence in Juárez, Mexico. More »